Asian block is not very best in the longer format except the Indian team who is currently a number one team in the world. The huge problem in Pakistan cricket is also test cricket. Pakistan is at number 7 in test cricket and teams like Bangladesh and West Indies are just behind Pakistan. The performance of Pakistan team in the recent time in test cricket is very worst. Pakistan have lost 2 series in their home ground UAE, one was against Sri Lanka and the other one was against New Zealand. Pakistan have lost five test matches in their last 6 test matches. This is the poorest period in Pakistan’s test cricket. And the main and interesting thing is that Pakistan was the number one team in 2016 under the leadership of Misbah-Ul-Haq
1. The retirement of Misbah-Ul-Haq and Younis is the main reason behind Pakistan’s losses and poor performance. Younis Khan was the backbone of Pakistani batting line up and on the other hand Misbah-Ul-Haq is the successful captain in Pakistan’s test history. Pakistan have done well against England in England in test series and overall the Performance of Pakistan in test cricket was amazing under his captaincy.
2. The individual performance of Pakistani captain creates a very negative impact on the whole team. The test batting average of Sarfraz was 82 in 2014 and he’s done amazingly well for Pakistan as the player. But his performance is completely going down as a captain. He hasn’t score any International century as a captain. While on the other side teams like India is dominating in world cricket and Virat Kohli is the man who always lead his team from the front. It seems that the burden of captaincy in all three formats created an extra pressure on Sarfraz Ahmed.